Category: <span>Primary</span>

Trump calls for optimism in spite of warnings of danger
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Trump calls for optimism in spite of warnings of danger

By JULIE PACE and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump summoned the country to a “new American moment” of unity in his first State of the Union, challenging Congress to make good on long-standing promises to fix a fractured immigration system and warning darkly of evil forces...

After Mazda-Toyota, state looks to patch up incentive potholes
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After Mazda-Toyota, state looks to patch up incentive potholes

In the wake of the Mazda-Toyota project announcement, state leaders are looking ahead to make sure Alabama doesn’t miss out on the next big opportunity. Legislation filed recently in the House of Representatives is intended to clean up and modernize the state’s incentives and reporting statues and address a potential pitfall that state and local...

House committee approves day care regulation bill
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House committee approves day care regulation bill

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A House of Representatives committee approved Tuesday a compromise proposal that would give the state limited oversight over hundreds of faith-based day cares that are currently unregulated by the state. The House Children and Senior Advocacy Committee unanimously voted to send the bill to the House floor....

What to watch tonight: Trump’s adjectives, Melania, boycotts
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What to watch tonight: Trump’s adjectives, Melania, boycotts

By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated press WASHINGTON (AP) — The state of the union is … Great again? Or not quite? A year into his presidency, President Donald Trump stands before the nation Tuesday night to account for his promise to “make America great again” amid talk of a rising threat of nuclear war and special counsel...

Daily News Digest – January 30, 2018
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Daily News Digest – January 30, 2018

Good morning! Thank God the “Go To Church or the Devil will Get You!” sign is being replaced. I was beginning to worry we had gone soft.  This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Tuesday, January 30, 2018. 1. Could Alabama have two Appropriations Chairmen? With so much news coming out of Washington, it might have been easy...

Trump to herald economic progress in State of the Union
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Trump to herald economic progress in State of the Union

By JULIE PACE, AP Washington Bureau Chief WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will herald a robust economy and push for bipartisan congressional action on immigration in Tuesday’s State of the Union address, as he seeks to rally a deeply divided nation and boost his own sagging standing with Americans. The speech marks the ceremonial kickoff...

Republicans vote to release classified memo on Russia probe
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Republicans vote to release classified memo on Russia probe

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, CHAD DAY and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Brushing aside opposition from the Justice Department, Republicans on the House intelligence committee voted to release a classified memo that purports to show improper use of surveillance by the FBI and the Justice Department in the Russia investigation. The four-page memo has...

US issues ‘Putin list’ of Russian politicians, oligarchs
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US issues ‘Putin list’ of Russian politicians, oligarchs

By JOSH LEDERMAN and NATALIYA VASILYEVA, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration late Monday released a long-awaited list of 114 Russian politicians and 96 “oligarchs” who have flourished under President Vladimir Putin, fulfilling a demand by Congress that the U.S. punish Moscow for interfering in the 2016 U.S. election. The political list is the...

Alabama day care regulation bill to get public hearing
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Alabama day care regulation bill to get public hearing

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers are holding a public hearing on legislation that would allow the state to inspect church-affiliated day cares. The House Children and Senior Advocacy Committee on Tuesday will discuss the proposal to allow the inspections at least once yearly. The centers would also have to submit insurance proof and the...

By the numbers: Trump’s 1st year marks progress and peril
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By the numbers: Trump’s 1st year marks progress and peril

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A by-the-numbers look at President Donald Trump’s first year in office reveals areas of both progress and peril. The stock market is soaring, smashing record after record. The unemployment rate has ticked downward. Some categories of violent crime are down, too. But more U.S. troops are stationed in...

FBI deputy director leaving post ahead of planned retirement
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FBI deputy director leaving post ahead of planned retirement

By ERIC TUCKER and SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a frequent target of President Donald Trump’s criticism who led the bureau for months last year following the firing of James Comey, is leaving his position ahead of a previously planned retirement this spring, people familiar with the decision said...

Alex Azar sworn in as secretary of Health and Human Services
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Alex Azar sworn in as secretary of Health and Human Services

By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Azar (AY’-zahr) has been sworn in as President Donald Trump’s second health secretary. The former drug company executive and official in George W. Bush’s administration succeeds former Republican Georgia congressman Tom Price, who resigned last fall following an outcry over his use of costly private charter aircraft...

Sessions soldiers on as AG despite Trump criticism
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Sessions soldiers on as AG despite Trump criticism

By SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeff Sessions was in his office, looking unusually deflated. He had just received another public lashing from President Donald Trump. Trump had browbeaten his attorney general for months after Sessions’ decision to step aside from the intensifying Russia investigation. Never mind that Sessions has proved fiercely devoted to...

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Daily News Digest – January 29, 2018

Good morning from Washington, D.C, where the weather is brisk and decidedly un-swamp-like!  This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Monday, January 29, 2018. 1. Trump’s big moment Well that’s silly. Trump’s big moment? If we have learned anything over the last two years it is that Donald Trump’s presence on the political stage is never-ending. Whether you...

Officials say 95 killed, 158 wounded in Afghan car bombing
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Officials say 95 killed, 158 wounded in Afghan car bombing

By RAHIM FAIEZ, Associated PressKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber driving an ambulance killed at least 95 people and wounded 158 more in an attack claimed by the Taliban in the Afghan capital Kabul, authorities said. The bombing Saturday came just a week after Taliban militants killed 22 at an international hotel in the city....